The Buckeyes are hungry.
Ohio State's season did not end the way the players expected as the Buckeyes fell 29-23 to Clemson in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.
In the aftermath of the heartbreaking loss, Buckeye players took to social media to express their sorrow, pride and – perhaps most of all – hunger to come back even stronger next season from those set to return in 2020.
A whole collection of players made it clear they expect next season to end differently, perhaps none more emphatically than Garrett Wilson.
Was a pleasure getting to play, learn from, and build relationships with my brothers on this team. Sorry it ended that way.— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) December 29, 2019
With that said. Next year everybodys in trouble.. well be back.— Garrett Wilson (@GarrettWilson_V) December 29, 2019
Love this team with all of my heart. Just know that we are coming back!!— Thayer Munford (@TMunford75) December 29, 2019
We gon win us one before its said and done.— Taron Vincent (@t_lova23) December 30, 2019
Although the outcome isnt what we wanted it to be I cant say how thankful I am to be apart of the brotherhood we created! Thank you buckeye nation for your support! Ohio Against the World! pic.twitter.com/Gu4P7hgDEJ— Wavy Dub (@wyattdavis53) December 29, 2019
I thank God for an amazing year as a Buckeye. Thank you Buckeye nation for your support. Well be back!— Justin Fields (@justnfields) December 29, 2019
Eph 1:11 His will! pic.twitter.com/ZUadVXJk8R
Carrying this on my shoulders never letting my brothers down again— Jonathon Cooper (@JonathonCooper7) December 29, 2019
Very blessed to be apart of something so special thank you buckeye nation. See you next year— Amir Riep (@Riep_Amir) December 29, 2019
Well be back— Teradja Mitchell (@7eradja) December 29, 2019
yall in trouble on god..— sg (@1of1juiceman) December 29, 2019
win or lose.... Buckeyes vs #GoBucks— Baron Browning (@baronbrwnng) December 29, 2019
Going to be a lot of what ifs but one things for sure.. this was an incredible season led by an even more incredible senior class and wont soon be forgotten. #GoBucks— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) December 29, 2019
Love my brothers, Love my team, and Love you buckeye nation....well be back— Haskell Garrett (@HASKELL_808) December 29, 2019
Thank you Buckeye Nation all season for the support! Shoutout to all my teammates love yall boyz Well be back— Tommy Togiai (@Big_Tom72) December 29, 2019
Ohio against the world thank you buckeye nation!— Josh (@Jproctor_2018) December 29, 2019
Yes Indeed!!! https://t.co/DMUVOq6EYj— Master W. Teague III (@MasterTeagueIII) December 29, 2019
This honestly proves something.... its Ohio against the world— Jerron Cage (@CageJerron) December 29, 2019
A few Buckeyes were facing NFL Draft decisions following the game and may not return to Ohio State next season, but they shared their emotions all the same.
Hate to let Ohio State down.... This season has gave us memories that will last a lifetime. #GoBucks— Jeff Okudah (@jokudah) December 29, 2019
I know we didnt get the outcome we wanted, but I love my team and my brothers. Thanks for also being there with us Buckeye nation— Jk dobbins (@Jkdobbins22) December 29, 2019
So long, Seniors
For a number of Ohio State players, Saturday night was the final time they'd suit up in the Scarlet and Gray as their senior seasons came to a close.
It may not have been the four-year run they envisioned, but they leave Ohio State accomplished and proud to be Buckeyes.
What a ride its been with my guy... Not how we imagined it ending but grateful for our time together. Been a pleasure catching your balls and enjoy the next level brother #Mannelly pic.twitter.com/RODSBYlFe4— Drue Chrisman (@DChrisman91) December 30, 2019
Its been real ..— Damon Arnette (@damon_arnette) December 29, 2019
Thank you Buckeye Nation its been an honor! To my brothers I love yall 4L— BenVictor (@BinjimenVictor) December 29, 2019
Thank you Buckeye Nation! For the amazing four years. To my brothers I love yall! To my city I appreciate all the love and support #3Nine— leek (@Leek_39) December 29, 2019
Huge thank you to all my teammates, coaches, and buckeyes out there that made this year so special. This year was unforgettable #GoBucks— Jordan Fuller (@j_fuller4) December 29, 2019
Love you brother You made it easy blocking for you this year. I appreciate you— Branden Bowen (@BrandenBowen) December 29, 2019
Love you forever buckeye nation— RaShod Berry (@Shoddieslime_13) December 29, 2019
Another Buckeye football season is in the books, which means all eyes now shift to next year. And on Sept. 5, Bowling Green comes to town to open the season.